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we broke your video for your media projects c.e.o. don carty dot com. currents in syria call in the world powers for protection as the united nations brogues reports of hundreds of kurdish civilians massacred by al qaida linked rebel forces. meanwhile the cia warns the collapse of the us government could make syria a haven posing an even greater threat to u.s. national security. and no tete a tete moscow lashes out of washington for not wanting to build relations on an equal footing following president obama's decision to cancel a summit with lot more put.
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the lie from the russian capital moscow marina joshie welcome to the program now kurds in syria are calling out for international help to prevent a genocide against their people that follows reports of mass murders and kidnappings of civilians by rebel forces are just reading english has the details. the kurdish democratic union has officially turned to the international community asking them to pay close attention and to rescue them from the fighting that is happening in this region and essentially asking the likes of the un to save kurds who are being among the syrians who are killed on the basis of their regional and secretary and identity among them they're saying a lot of women children and the elderly in this statement the kurds are saying that these practices are fully alike with ethnic cleansing and genocide and of course they're accusing the cell a few groups and the groups such as the a loser front operating in this region the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has urged the international community to come together and solve the situation in
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syria in response to the unconfirmed reports that around four hundred fifty people were killed in cold blood by the fighters of the front in response to our t's official requests to the united nations security services saying that they are investigating the matter on the ground there are people working there right now and of course they're extremely concerned with this matter because should these allegations in fact find any evidence of actually being true these will amount to war crimes. cannot be independently verified due to the chaos that is happening in northeastern syria right now we have also spoken to people whose relatives were in these northeastern part of syria for talking about being killed or women and children and the elderly being taken hostage at least two hundred people taken hostage by the fighters really the groups who are saying that as soon as they're all done is over and that is right now they are starting to work on
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these devilish image of the al qaida state in the region. now clashes between armed factions have been escalating in syria with kurdish fighters forced to stand their ground against islamic militants pressing for greater control in the country's north with conflicting reports making specific information hard to verify we turn to kurdish journalist bars. so to help us put together a timeline of the conflict well according to him as lawmakers trimmest launched their assault on the nineteenth of july trying to plant a bomb in a kurdish school and kidnapping local civilians the next day a man he houses across the courage and claves were blown up one a village destroyed completely and around five hundred kurds were kidnapped meanwhile a radical cleric declared it from a local mosque that there was killing kurdish civilians would be rewarded in heaven and also encouraged people to loot and destroy kurdish homes the violence continued
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into early august with seventy kurds murdered and three hundred fifty abducted by al-qaeda linked fighters and those terrorists are getting their arms from the syrian opposition which is supported by the west as we've been hearing from me these down list and kurdish blogger. the front which is. pretty a group had been attacking civilians and have been terrorizing the kurdish neighborhood in the region trying to grab and pacifically the oil rich places and over to these groups are being. supported and being logistically supported by the mean opposition in syria and they get you know that from the. support for the opposition from turkey will do just that the support is coming from so it starts with the support you know something some sense if you look at it state department was asked to clarify the position of the kurdish civilians being killed by. whether the. service supplied by all the support supplied by us for the syrian
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opposition is making its way through to the hard to vote for you to group the state department pretty much to say so i think in the next few days you'll see any movement. from friends and staying with syria while the obama administration remains on the side on whether to sand weapons to the rebels the cia's second in command has warned that the spread of extremism in the country is posing an ever greater threat to u.s. national security deputy director michael moore also says that if the asa government collapses with its massive chemical arsenal the country could become a haven for al qaeda terrorists according to morell more foreign fighters are joining the conflict in syria each month than ever and heard iraq at the height of the war there and he has also claimed that given the constant and flow of arms syria could become the next libya where the potential for conflict to spill over
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into jordan lebanon and iraq laurence k. freeman editor of the executive intelligence review says the warnings long overdue . we get more involved in this war this all of the major international security forces united states and to our portion of the world and that. which has been behind supporting. al qaeda related groups is actually pursuing a very dangerous disruptive policy so these statements today are welcome and we should reverse our policy immediately and not pursue arming the rebels and pursue the overthrow of the president bashir assad. america is prepared to build relations with russia on an equal footing and that's how the kremlin reacted to barack obama canceling his meeting with president vladimir putin the u.s. says it has little to discuss with russia on such
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a high level after moscow granted asylum to n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden for more on this here's our correspondence of france. washington had stated that it would react to negatively if edward snowden were given asylum by russia and this canceling at the meeting between the two leaders seems to be a product of that the white house cites a lack of recent progress in a bilateral agenda it's president obama himself who gives a very interesting explanation of the relationship between the two countries at this point there's still a lot of business that we can do with them but there's been times where they slip back in the cold war thank you for that and a cold war mentality the kremlin feels that washington is not interested in a partnership on equal footing in fact it came as a surprise to many russians when edward snowden knocked on their door. but we didn't invite edward snowden and russia was in his final destination anyway he
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was in transit but as soon as he began his journey his route was revealed and our u.s. poem is effectively blocked him from taking any further flights they even made other countries afraid of taking him in following that global manhunt that had the united states pressuring many countries to get edward snowden back on his home soil it's worth pointing out something with regard to the extradition treaty that does not exist between russia and the united states it's something russia has pushed for many times but it has been denied furthermore russia has also requested extradition or even a return of its citizens who are on domestic and international wanted lists for in some cases terrorist acts those requests were denied numerous times so as this situation with edward snowden has evolved it's definitely taken attention away from what's not and did and put more of an emphasis on the complicated dynamic between
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these two countries something that we will watch on fault at the g twenty summit. geo political analyst eric draitser says there are far more important issues than the fallout over snowden for russia and the u.s. to find common ground on. they have far greater issues to deal with i think that what is really on the table is the question of syria it is the question of so-called missile defense as it is termed in the united states these issues these strategic and geo political issues are of great importance the snowden saga i think really takes a backseat where snowden and this entire story comes in is on the broader diplomatic level for public consumption but behind closed doors i think these diplomats will continue doing what it is that they do and that is discussing these issues and hopefully coming to some kind of a resolution though using my example of syria i'm not so hopeful while the snowden case is forcing the white house into mentioning the cold war the whistleblowers
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father has come out with some fresh comments he hopes that the move by the u.s. won't distract the public from the massive spy programs his son revealed so check out the rest of what law and snowden have to say in his statement at r.t. dot com and just ahead for you brining the wrongs of a stair at a cash strapped greeks are cut off from the power grid as unemployment leaves them barely able to pay for food right after a short break we'll report on those tournaments to help their countrymen even if that means breaking the law. and.
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dispense the question really like colleagues and i will never shake mr so i just feel as if i considered him a war criminal but it's the. this is a media leave us so we leave them to be puzzling potions to cure. all your party is a goal. bush is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politicking only on our t.v. .
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welcome back america is offering a helping hand to greece as a struggle through emerge from a six year recession the greek prime minister is now in washington helping to restore his country's credibility after unemployment hit a record twenty seven point six percent in may a while people all over greece are struggling to pay for daily essentials a group of activists is taking matters into its own hands artie's corpus going off now reports. for millions of europeans it's impossible to imagine a life without things like refrigerators a c's television computers and electricity in general but no matter how difficult it may be the reality is every month more of those living in the cradle of the european civilization are being forced into the dark. for two years now christina hasn't been able to pay her electricity bills she can't find work and nor can her brother two daughters or their husbands. as the bills begin piling up i had to make my priorities and this is where the food comes
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first i want to pay the bills and i want to be ok with the state but the state hasn't been ok with us with one in four greeks currently unemployed christine is far from the only person who's electricity has been caught off and that's where these guys come in young radical and very determined activists from the i don't see movement illegally reconnect power to as many as two hundred homes per month for free. the vast majority of the society is to be. sunk into poverty only a few of them few families across the world to have the ninety nine percent of the . wealth that's not something that. we want to bear. reconnect to homes or disconnect power from me making them free for motorists or some. times the target the underground today the i don't pay movement has over ten
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thousand members across greece and is gaining supporters despite being targeted by more than one hundred on going more seats. but he spake to do it you know we say that thousands of people with no belief hated it will call could no electricity water so this winter we will warn him because. his. people greece's government continues to promise economic miracles despite the country's status having been recently downgraded to emerging market. but the greeks are tired of empty promises and now more and more digging matters into their own hands even if that means breaking the law you want to spin off things greece. and while europe cuts back on a centrals and governments tighten their belts there is one sector of society that's not feeling the pinch from bankers times have never been better that's what
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k. pilbeam the host of artie's new business show venture capital told us. the underlying problem that kickstarted the ongoing european debt crisis is greedy bankers being paid excessive amounts to take unnecessary risks is still a problem now the latest data from the european bank your thora t. is likely to yuri a the average e.u. citizen is struggling to make ends meet in these times of tough budget cuts the figures reveal that the bank is at the ferry heart of the crisis three thousand of them are taking home more than one million euros a year in pay and bonuses but most of that cash is being dished out in london's financial center accounting for three quarters of the seven figure salaries in the e.u. now germany came in second with one hundred seventy bankers receiving one million years or more and france came in. with one hundred and sixty two so as you can see
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there's a huge difference between london and the rest of the e.u. . but the biggest disparity of or is between the haves and the have nots as the rich continue to get richer and the poor even poorer and the very people that created the financial storm which brought on this era of austerity continue to pick up fat salaries for their efforts. and as always max and stacy are here to expose the pitfalls of capitalism so you can catch the kaiser report at sixteen thirty g.m.t. but here's a quick preview take the worst elements of the soviet union and the worst elements of libertarian utopianism like a glenn beck you put those together and you end up with hip replacements costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a market where people only really care what the cost of a lap dances that's what you get fifty believing the only thing you care about is how much is a lap dance cause if i pay one hundred fifty thousand for
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a hip replacement some other schmucks going to pay for that just give me my left is for five bucks. more stories from across the world now and we start in iraq or a double attack has killed thirteen people north of the capital baghdad officials say gunmen stormed the home of a police officer in the city of to crete killing him and four other members of his family a car bomb then ripped through a crowd of bystanders gathered at the scene of the attack killing another eight people and wounding thirty more iraq's security situation is rapidly worsening was a u.n. saying more than a thousand people were killed in the country just last month alone. syrian rebels say president assets convoy was shelled our route to celebrations in the mask but state t.v. footage was later broadcast showing the leader on skase during prayers at a mosque seventeen mortars allegedly targeted the convoy after insurgents received
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information on his movements syria's information ministry zone denies the attack ever took place. and in afghanistan an explosion has killed fourteen members of the same family all women and children at a cemetery in the east of the country it's common for muslims to remember a late relatives during needs which marks the end of ramadan and it's not clear who is behind the attack. violence comes just days after washington issued a worldwide travel alert warning its citizens of potential terrorist attacks in the middle east and north africa. a suicide bomber has killed at least thirty eight people in pakistan's restive city of quetta five police officers are reported to be among the victims of the blast which was caught on live t.v. it happened as high ranking security personnel were preparing to hold prayers for another colleague who was gunned down while on duty. great this
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education system is an uproar after a second for profit institution was granted university status some argue the move opens the floodgates to private firms hoping to capitalize on tuition fees which traveled across the u.k. last year meanwhile more and more young people are finding it impossible to afford higher education as artists are still you know reports. london twenty ten young people furious at the government's plans to triple the tuition fees cap to nine thousand pounds a year for the new batch of incoming students the impact could be even more palpable because the numbers of students who never had backgrounds coming to university are increasing slowly. sort of the government denies it is a problem it's pretty dire situation in the u.k. particularly around the issue of choice. and you can choose to take on the act or you choose to be an employee but really the reason the recent rate a positive solution either way for james walkley the choice was to drop out he'd
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been in university for a year but decided to stop and try to find work instead of folks honestly working for a living for a change there rather than just getting by day to day and whatever the students are money's whatever what is available to students because i do come from what i would consider i deprived background i also feel that it's doesn't take a genius to work out just by looking at the fees that the universe is is now. virgin to try for most james dreams were put on hold at this point is by no means unique in two thousand and twelve overall entry rates in england dropped thirteen percent with the universities and colleges admissions service directly associating it to the rise in the cost of the degree we quarters of colleges and universities in england it could be charging at the top level of nine thousand pounds a year for at least one course in two hundred fourteen and around twenty seven percent could be charging at that level for all of its courses and all this despite claims by ministers in the past the levels will only be seen for exceptional
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circumstances where the fees and now hard so that could very well be the norm. students you know bring forth to take on this huge debt the government says doesn't affect sort of the rest of their income but that's not true if you're trying to say for a mortgage things you need to live it will have an effect on what happened effect on mary's and the government keeps threatening to change the terms and conditions of those loans in response to r t the government said there will be no change to the terms of interest rates charged to graduates with existing student loans taken out before two thousand and twelve which is called comfort for someone like my old me with twenty five thousand pounds of debt hanging over her head says it is like a full time job that's when i started coming out of my. monthly salary my fees were three thousand two hundred. page here and now faces going up to nine thousand pages
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i still find them pack it up and i want to write spencer melman if i'm not going to uni says all this financial insecurity is making young people more open to considering other options than going to university printer is a really valuable way forward you're learning a sector you're getting a job getting a qualification and hopefully a full time job at the end of it. you know and so you need to chill it's just about understanding the options that are available and having a real choice is really all that james is asking for feel a lot of negativity toward the government for a fact that education is very muscular strength for people who are far less financially well off backgrounds just r.t. london. when is a coup not a coup the us government's person answer is in riddles when questioned over the status of egyptian military maneuvering which ousted mohamed morsi we've got that story online. while
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a gigantic google password flaw puts millions of users at risk all of that and more at our team dot com. right see. first rick. and i think that you're. on our reporters. in. the in the. muslims worldwide have been going without food and water from sunrise to sunset for the past month that are now ending that fast in style in russia millions are celebrating it all fits right in the heart of moscow a huge crowd gathered this morning for prayers to mark the end of the holy month of ramadan the country is home to more than twenty million muslims and the fastbreak
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the celebration known in russian as well as up iran is taking place nationwide while greeting cards are handed out and children receive gifts money and food are given to the poor worshippers traditionally forgive each other for past wrongs and that all of this will be followed by a huge feast at some. south a set. ins are recalling a war of the devastated their homeland five years ago in august two thousand and eight the georgian military began its assault on the south the syrian capital killing up to two thousand civilians hours later russian forces moved in and after five days of fighting georgian troops were forced out of the republic thousands have been gathering on the main square of south assad his capital to involve for a vigil to remember the victims of the war our team will be taking a closer look at how that conflict folded in our special report that's right after this break.
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everyone respects a promise written in stone promises written on the internet well they're a bit more flexible and a lot easier to erase obama made a lot of promises as a candidate on his site change doc of including some about protecting whistleblowers and obama said that we need to empower federal employees as watchdogs and that he would strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste fraud and abuse of authority and government but strangely and possibly coincidentally two days after the first revelation of government spying by stoughton these promises of the change dot gov site were taken down if this is not just some odd coincidence and they consciously chose to hide obama's campaign promises that this is political cowardice at its worst and words even worse is that they didn't think that this would get exposed almost immediately if
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you try to conduct some sort of medieval book burning to destroy information on the internet then you are only going to get burnt yourself but that's just my opinion. five years on the world has almost forgotten about that for just five days of watching this relatively few casualties and the war had all the hallmarks of the bloodiest conflicts in human history political posturing backstage scuffles
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dramatic of all leading to profound finale it was an act of war with real people drawn to crowd scenes it. was. that if you get the. world. international politics always involves a fair share of scripting and staging smiling while scheming and keeping up appearances while tensions simmer beneath by summer of two thousand and eight relations between russia and georgia had already been strained yet with
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a new leader in the kremlin there weren't resat was trendy in diplomatic circles. i can still remember the moment when i stood up to meet him in my office he entered the room with a shining smile. i told him i'd like to find a way to ease relations between our countries to improve them especially if you take into consideration the distinct feelings that georgian and russian people have always had towards each other. mr saakashvili said that he had the same feelings and he thought that was our primary goal and that it could be achieved. that was the end of our discussion. i was on a visit to the white house as head of the presidential.

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